Attending EntreFEST 2018?

Start planning your trip here!

Here is a quick guide of important information for your stay. You will find information on where to stay, where to hang out, and how to get here. Once you arrive, leave the rest up to us. We have two full days of activities, information and opportunities to share with you.

EntreFEST is using the core districts of downtown Cedar Rapids. Our conference will take you from one end of third street to the other.


The DoubleTree by Hilton is conveniently located in downtown Cedar Rapids, with a straight shot down third street to conference headquarters. From your room, you will have a beautiful view of Cedar Rapids and the Czech Village/New Bohemia neighborhood.

Amenities of the hotel include valet parking, onsite dining at 350 First, indoor pool, workout facilities, and don’t forget the famous DoubleTree cookies!




The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is located 13 miles south of downtown Cedar Rapids. Head north on I-380 and you will be at the conference hotel in less than 15 minutes.

Uber, Lyft, & local cabs are also available

The Neighborhood

EntreFEST will be using unique venues and spaces throughout the downtown area and Czech Village/New Bohemia neighborhood. We are fortunate to be surrounded by generous supporters of EntreFEST and our guests! Here are a few we would like to highlight for you to check out during your time in town.


Things to Eat

There are many local breweries and eateries within walking distance of the conference. Stop into HQ and ask for our recommendations.


Things to Do

From retail stops to world class entertainment, the Czech Village/New Bohemia neighborhood and downtown can offer you all of it.


Things to See

This core district of Cedar Rapids is saturated with history as one of the oldest neighborhoods in town. Start exploring, and you will see tokens of history everywhere.